Beautiful bright eyes can lit up any place and bring a smile on the faces of people around you. They help you appreciate the beauty and see your loved ones. When they play such an important part in every second of our lives, they also need to be taken care of in the same way.
Eyes are very sensitive. The skin that surrounds them is also the most thin and sensitive skin on the body. It is naturally a little loose to provide for a flexible movement and blinking action of the eye. So it is but natural that it is vulnerable to various damages much more than rest of the body. This region also tends to age and wrinkle faster than rest of the skin.
You will find many people develop crow’s claws (type of wrinkle named based on its appearance) in the corner skin of the eye. Protecting this skin from premature ageing is very important as dull eyes can begin to make you look old. Use some simple home remedies to soothe and protect your eyes.
Through the day, we keep focussing on various things including television, laptops and phone screens. This puts a lot of pressure on the eye. This speeds up the process of wrinkle creation around our eyes and is a major cause behind crow’s claws.
Cut thin slices of cucumber and place them on your eyes. The coolness of the cucumber will slowly seep in to the eye and area behind it. Let it rest for about 15 minutes. This will de-stress the eyes.
The tannic acid in the tea is very good for the skin and has soothing properties. You can take a used tea bags. Squeeze out all the water. Place them on your eyes to get rid of dullness. It helps in repairing wrinkles as well. Alternatively, refrigerate the tea bag and place on your eyes for instant relief. It reduces the puffiness in the eyes and tightens the skin around it.
Rose water is believed to provide cooling effect to the eyes. It refreshes and rejuvenates the eyes. Take cool water and add some rose water to it. Splash your eyes with this water for relief. Rose water reduces the inflammation and washes away the impurities.
This helps in maintaining healthy vision in aging eyes. If you do not have rose water, just take cool water in your palm, bend over the palm in such a way that your eyes are immersed in the water. Open and close your eyes in the water a few times for relief.
Egg whites have a favourable effect on the skin around the eyes. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and they become a little stiff. Apply them around the eye. Eggs provide a firmness and reduces the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. Let them rest until they dry. Wash off with cool water or better still, with rose water.
Honey is a traditional ingredient when it comes to treating eyes. It can work in two way- Externally and internally. Honey has moisturising properties. Apply it around your eyes and wash off to provide suppleness to the skin. Honey is also applied in the eyes like kohl to wash away the impurities in the eyes.
This is a traditional remedy for bad or foggy eye sight. Honey stings the eyes which activates the tear gland. The water from tear gland washes out the impurities. It is also anti-bacterial and controls infections. However, make sure that you have pure unadulterated honey. Mixed or honey with adulterant can damage your eyes.
Almond oil is a very rich source of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is known for its positive effects on the skin. It repairs and rejuvenates the skin. It is recommended for skin repair and even stretch marks. Vitamin E firms up the skin and makes it glow. Take a drop of almond oil on the tip of your finger and apply it around the skin of your eyes avoiding the eyes. Regular massage can perk up the skin around eyes.
Potatoes relives burning and itchy eyes. They are also effective on the swelling caused due to allergy. Like cucumber, potato slices can help in settling the skin around the eyes and reduce puffiness.
Cut thin slices and let them rest on your closed eyes for about half an hour. Remove and wash your eyes with cool water. These remedies are sure to help with aging eyes. Not only are they good for reducing wrinkles and puffiness around the eyes but the remedies for application in the eye can help you with your vision and delay the process of ageing.